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Nelson Salas

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Nelson Salas

Research Assistant Professor | College of Engineering | Biomedical Engineering Department
Work Phone: (305) 284-8237


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Research Interests

Energy ablative, surgical treatment modalities, Laparoscopic and percutaneous surgical instrumentation, Laser-tissue interactions, Endoscopy and Non-invasive imaging

HIGHER EDUCATION

    • University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. (2007)
    • University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, M.S. in Biomedical Engineering. (2001)
    • University of Florida, Gainsville, Florida, B.S. in Engineering Sciences. (1997)

EXPERIENCE

    • University of Miami, Research Assistant Professor. Department of Biomedical Engineering (2010 - Present)
    • University of Miami College of Engineering, Co-Director. Department of Biomedical Engineering (2008 - Present)
    • University of Miami - Bioengineering and Interventional Radiology, Research Engineer. Department of Radiology (2014 - 2016)
    • University of Miami School of Medicine - JBEDS Lab, Co-Director. Department of Urology (2008 - 2014)
    • University of Miami, Assistant Scientist. Department of Biomedical Engineering (2008 - 2009)

PUBLICATIONS

  • Juried or Refereed Journal Articles or Exhibitions

    • Flynn, Jr, H. W., Salas, N., Relhan, N., Parel, J. M. (2016).In Vivo Porcine Model of Venous Air Embolism During Pars Plana Vitrectomy.. American journal of ophthalmology, 171, 139-144. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajo.2016.06.027
    • Glamore, M., Masterson, T., Pease, K., Lorber, G., Nella, K., Salas, N., Leveillee, R. J. (2015).Mathematical and Ex Vivo Thermal Modeling for Renal Tumor Radiofrequency Ablation with Pyeloperfusion. Journal of Endourology, 29, 707-713.
    • Leveillee, R. J., Pease, K., Salas, N. (2014).Emerging Needle Ablation Technology in Urology. Current Opinions in Urology, 24, 98-103.
    • Castro, A., Jenkins, L., Salas, N., Leveillee, R. J. (2013).Ablative Therapies For Small Renal Tumours. Nature Reviews Urology, 10, 284-291.
    • Castle, S. M., Salas, N., Leveillee, R. J. (2013).Microwave Ablation (MWA) Failure Salvage with Radio-Frequency Ablation (RFA) in a 4.3 cm Tumor in a Solitary Kidney. Urology Annals, 5, 42-44.
    • Castle, S. M., Gorbatiy, V., Salas, N., Gorin, M. A., Landman, J., Leveillee, R. J. (2012).Development and Evaluation of a Novel Cadaveric Model for Performance of Image-guided Percutaneous Renal Tumor Ablation. Journal of Surgical Education, 69, 30-33.
    • Leveillee, R. J., Castle, S. M., Gorbatiy, V., Salas, N., Narayanan, G., Morillo-Burgos, G., Jorda, M., Faraday, M. M. (2012).Oncological Outcomes Utilizing Real-Time Peripheral Thermometry-Guided Radiofrequency Ablation of Small Renal Masses. Journal of Endourology, 27, 480-489.
    • Leveillee, R. J., Castle, S. M., Salas, N., Doshi, M., Gorbatiy, V., O'Neill, W. (2011).Improved Targeting of Radio-Frequency Ablation Probes and Thermal Sensors: A Preliminary Investigation of Flat-Panel Detector CT Guided Ablation of Renal Tumors. Journal of Endourology, 25(7), 1119-1123.
    • Castle, S. M., Salas, N., Leveillee, R. J. (2011).Initial Experience Utilizing Microwave Ablation Therapy For Renal Tumor Treatment: 18 Month Follow-Up. Urology, 77(4), 792-797.
    • Leveillee, R. J., Castle, S. M., Gorin, M. A., Salas, N., Gorbatiy, V. (2011).Initial Experience With Laparoendoscopic Single-Site Simple Nephrectomy Using The TransEnterix SPIDER Surgical System: Assessing Feasibility and Safety. Journal of Endourology, 25(6), 923-925.
    • Salas, N., Gorin, M. A., Gorbatiy, V., Castle, S. M., Aziz, M., Bird, V. G., Leveillee, R. J. (2011).Laparoendoscopic Single Site Nephrectomy With The SPIDER Surgical System: Engineering Advancements Tested In A Porcine Model. Journal of Endourology, 25(5), 739-742.
    • Salas, N., Castle, S. M., Leveillee, R. J. (2011).Radiofrequency Ablation Treatment of Renal Tumors: Technological Principles and Outcomes. Expert Reviews, 8(6), 695-707.
    • Moore, C., Salas, N., Zaias, J., Shields, J., Bird, V., Leveillee, R. (2010).Effects of Microwave Ablation of the Kidney. Journal of Endourology, 24(3), 439-444.
    • Salas, N., Ramanathan, R., Dummett, S., Leveillee, R. J. (2010).Results of Radiofrequency Kidney Tumor Ablation: Renal Function Preservation and Oncologic Efficacy. World Journal of Urology, 28, 583-591.
    • Amelinckx, A., Castello, M., Arrieta-Quintero, E., Lee, T., Salas, N., Hernandez, E., Lee, R., Bhattacharya, S., Parel, J. (2009).Laser Trabeculoplasty Induces Changes in the Trabecular Meshwork Glycoproteome: A Pilot Study. Journal of Proteome Research, 8(7), 3727-3736.
    • Stoiber, J., Fernandez, V., Lamar, P., Decker, S. J., Dubovy, S., Hitzl, W., Salas, N., Fantes, F., Parel, J. (2005).Trabecular Meshwork Alteration and Intraocular Pressure Change Following Pulsed Near-Infrared Laser Trabeculoplasty In Cats. Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers & Imaging, 36(6), 471-481.
    • Salas, N., Manns, F., Milne, P., Denham, D., Minhaj, A., Parel, J., Robinson, D. S. (2004).Thermal Analysis of Laser Interstitial Thermotherapy In Ex-Vivo Fibro-Fatty Tissue Using Exponential Functions. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 49(9), 1609-1624.
    • Minhaj, A., Manns, F., Milne, P., Denham, D., Salas, N., Nose, I., Damgaard-Iversen, K., Parel, J. (2002).Laser Interstitial Thermotherapy (LITT) Monitoring Using High-Resolution Digital Mammography: Theory and Experimental Studies. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 47, 2987-2999.
  • Book Chapters

    • Salas, N., Fennell-Chin, K., Leveillee, R. J., (2016). Emerging Technologies for Focal Ablation (prostate): Nanoknife. Handbook of Focal Therapy of Prostate and Renal Cancer -- Chapter: 16 (pp. ). .
    • Fennell-Chin, K., Pease, K. J., Salas, N., Leveillee, R. J., (2016). Emerging Technologies for Focal Ablation of Renal Cancer. Handbook of Focal Therapy of Prostate and Renal Cancer -- Chapter: 26 (pp. ). .
    • Salas, N., Leveillee, R. J., (2014). Fundamentals / Basic Principles of Irreversible Electroporation. FUSE (pp. ). American Urological Association.
    • Castro, A., Jenkins, L., Okwenna, O., Shields, J., Salas, N., Leveillee, R. J., (2014). Hyperthermal Ablation: Radiofrequency and Microwave Ablation. Percutaneous Renal Surgery -- Chapter: 26 (pp. ). John Wiley & Sons.